May 23, 2013
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About Jeff SackmannJeff Sackmann is the creator of MinorLeagueSplits.com. With Kent Bonham, he founded CollegeSplits.com, which provides data on amateur baseball to about half of the 30 Major League teams. In his other virtual life, Jeff helps people get into business school. He has written Total GMAT Math, Total GMAT Verbal, and Total GRE Math. Jeff also has an email address.
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If this column only answered that question, it would be a short one.
Forget about Joe Torre—the Yankees have bigger things to worry about.
It's nine million bucks, but a tougher decision than you might think.
Here are six players who should get strong consideration for end-of-season awards ... but won't.
Pitch-by-pitch data for prospects, suspects and Adam Pettyjohn.
Jeff digs into minor league pitch-by-pitch data, starting with Triple-A batters.
Should you trade away the future for the present...and the future?
Four teams with some soul-searching to do between now and July 31.
The Home Run Derby is boring and broken. Jeff has the solution.
Jeff dives into the numbers and determines which expansion-era teams were streakiest.
Who'll enter the history books as 2007's worst team? The Nats are the frontrunners, but Jeff finds some stiff competition.
Jeff takes an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of the unheralded second round of the amateur draft.
Jeff looks at the first picks in the 2006 amateur draft and considers how this year's class will look in June 2008.
Jeff takes in the NCAA Division III Championships...and loves every minute of it.
How MLB bleeds you out of your last dollar, and why it might be a good thing.
An immodest proposal designed to make middle relievers work for their money.
Jeff looks at how teams can get creative with their active rosters, and whether the rules ought to be tightened.
The Yankees made a multi-million dollar gamble, and it's anybody's guess how it will turn out.
Is Milwaukee leaving wins on the table by keeping Ryan Braun in the minors?
Maybe Shannon Stewart wasn't such a bad signing after all.
Here a Yankee, there a Yankee...
It's a jungle out there, but Jeff and Kent boil it all down to one number worth watching.
The Hall of Famers tomorrow ... today!
Picking up where he left off on Wednesday, Jeff looks at the future Hall of Famers taking the mound in the junior circuit.
There are probably 50 or 60 future Hall of Famers playing the major leagues right now. Jeff tries to figure out who they are.
Finding truly useless regulars isn't as easy as it looks.
The Washington Nationals have to field a starting rotation, whether they want to or not. Jeff takes a look at who they dug up.
In 2006, the Brewers were a sleeper team that never woke up. Will they finally stop hitting the snooze?
Jeff takes a look back at the 2002 Midsummer Classic. It was a wild scene, even before Bud Selig got involved.
Which teams are best built to withstand the inevitable pitching injuries? Jeff takes a look.
The 2006 All-Star finally has a job. Jeff wonders why it took so long and tries to figure out whether he deserves it.
The Brewers are No. 1 in Jeff's heart. Coincidentally, they also top this list.
The Los Angeles Angels top this list of teams with the deepest rosters in the junior circuit.
In many ways, college baseball is uncharted territory. Kent and Jeff will be your guides.
Jeff ignores writerly advice and writes about what he doesn't know.
It's that time of year: We're talking about baseball all the time, but we don't know much of anything.
Every tragedy has a face. Win Shares Above Bench isn't a tragedy, but it does have some faces.
Who has the best farm system? Jeff puts on his beanie cap and figures it out.
Or, Ramon Ortiz vs. Matt Garza.
Kent and Jeff bring a new baby into the world...and it's a big one.
The Brewers signed Bill Hall through 2010. Deals like this one are signs of the times, so Jeff takes a closer look at the trend.
Will next year's free agent options be more appetizing than this year's?
Or is it?
What we need to do if we really want to compare prospects
In 17 starts last year, the Brewers ace made history.
And the winner is...
This time, Jeff uses actual starters!
Somebody must think so—besides Scott Boras, that is.
Sure, but does he deserve any?
The big boys are signed, but the cupboard isn't bare.